Students Sweep Top Awards in National Steel Design
Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design students swept the top two categories of the 2014-2015 ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition.
Students Natacha Schnider, ARCH and Stephen “Chip” Hubert, ARCH won first place in Category I – LIBRARY, with their entry REBOUND, which embodies the dynamics of new and old forms of media. Caroline Angell, ARCH garnered first place in Category II – OPEN, with her selected site and building program for Murshidibad Women's Resource Center.
The program challenged students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction. Steel must be used as the primary structural material and contain at least one space that requires long-span steel structure, with special emphasis placed on innovation in steel design.
Each entry earned $2,500. Their faculty advisors were Margarida Yin, ARCH, and James Guthrie, ARCE. Overall the jury selected 6 prizewinners and 10 honorable mentions out of more than 500 entries. The projects will be displayed next year at the 104th ACSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA and at the AIA National Convention in Philadelphia, PA.